Tuesday, October 2, 2018

East Glacier, Finally

 Monday, October 1 brought warmer weather, clearer roads and some friendly advice from Alicia, who was our server at breakfast. And so we drove up Route 2 along the east side of the park, across Route 49 which was technically closed, up 89 to Many Glacier. It was a long drive over some still-hairy roads, but we thought it was worth it. We drove some, and then walked a bit along the nature trail at Swiftcurrent Lake.
Could not resist an iPhone panorama

Some shots from below

Rosa poses before the glaciers

Swiftcurrent Lodge

Right here you can see why the name Swiftcurrent

The forecast for Tuesday is for some fairly rough weather as we depart the park for the first stop on our journey back home, Spokane where we will spend two nights. From there we hit The Dalles on the Columbia River on Thursday, Klamath Falls Friday, and then home. I'll post images if and as warranted.

Our lodging for this part of the trip has been the Izaak Walton Hotel. Despite the connection to angling, the real theme of the hotel the railroad, located as it is in Essex, Montana which is still a depot for what used to be the Great Northern Railway (today BNSF).

That back of the hotel which is also an Amtrak depot. Hmmm . . .

The cabooses on the hillside are also rooms. We tried for one but they sell out fast.

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